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Darfur Now

Darfur Now Study Guide

Darfur Now is a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity’s darkest hours – a call to action for people everywhere to end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. In this documentary, the struggles and achievements of six different individuals from inside Darfur and around the world bring to light the tragedy in Sudan and show how the actions of one person can make a difference to millions.

The purpose of this unit is to help students not only to understand the motivations, goals, strategies, and tactics of these activists, but also to identify with them sufficiently to see themselves as capable of similar work—on an emotional, moral, and practical level. These complex times call for a new generation of global citizens who have the willingness and ability to protect the humanity of others. The resources they will explore in these lessons, based on the film Darfur Now and the book Not on Our Watch, provide compelling examples and practical suggestions that can help students develop their own identities as globally aware citizens.